Sunday, November 22, 2020

Back To It - Sort Of

 This weekend I decided to work on a simple (relatively) project. My husband thinks it's wonderfully meta so it's nice to amuse him too.

I'd mentioned that I cut out the back of my empty fabric softener bottle.

I used scrapbook paper to make the floor (with some cardboard to level it out) and some coordinating paper for the walls.

It took a little searching but I found some fabric to recover the ironing board that matched pretty nicely.  

And I made a shelf from the brackets I got from HBS Miniatures and some scrap wood.  Then I added a few of the cleaning supplies and an iron.  I'll make a little mop to go in the bucket and add some more trash to the little can next to it.

The blankets are from Fabulously Flawed Miniatures on Etsy.  I made the towels from some fabric.  And the hedgehog picture is a jewelry finding.

Big difference in how it looks with the lights on and the lights off.  I inserted a piece of clear plastic under the cap and added a string of lights.  I found them on Groupon actually, they're made to go in bottles to light them up. 

With some velcro to hold the battery pack to the underside of the cap they work pretty well.

I'm excited also because an old friend asked if I could make a book nook for him.  I'm waiting on the dimensions but I've got ideas. He loves the Harry Dresden novels so the idea is to do a nook of the workroom in the sub basement.

And on Amazon I found the coolest thing to use for the shelves. True bachelor style.

I think this will be a lot of fun.

Hope you're all doing well and staying safe.


  1. This is adorable! I love that there is laundry in the machines and that all the necessities have been included.

  2. Oh Sheila, who would ever had thought a laundry could be so much fun!

  3. Precioso rincón de lavandería y planchado! Me encantará ver tu nuevo proyecto!!

  4. Nice project, I love the combination of walls and floor. It has everything, I really like it.

  5. This lovely "wash&iron"-project is lovely again, Sheila, you've really thought of everything you will need for doing the laundry and some ironing ;)! Thank you for sharing the tips of the lighting and how to make the whole in a plastic bottle.
    Your friend is a lucky person, who came to the right person to make something special for him/her.
    Meanwhile I hope you are recovered well by now? Stay healthy, take care, dear Sheila.
    Hug, Ilona

  6. It looks so cute! Great job. :)

  7. This is just so adorable, Sheila! I love it! I think I am the most impressed at your expertly cut opening, because I don't think it's an easy feat! But the whole project is just fun and pays homage to a duty that not many on Earth can escape from! Wish my laundry room was as jaunty!!!
    And I am sooooo glad to hear that you and the hubs are recovering well! I am so happy that you two were among the lucky!

  8. What a perfect little laundry room. Nothing is missing in it. Thank you for sharing how you made it.
    Take good care of yourself and your husband, stay safe and healthy.
    Hugs, Drora

  9. Very cute and cheery Sheila! What a fun project! And I look forward to seeing the book nook too.

  10. Hi Sheila! I love your laundry room "bottle" nook! It is so neat and clean and cheery! And your next project looks different and fun too! I am glad you are feeling better and making minis! :):)